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David Garcia

(Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon
Colleges of Art and Design,
University of the Arts London)

Professor David Garcia is currently Dean of Graduate School for Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon Colleges of Art and Design.

Previously he served as Professor of Design for Digital Cultures, research program based at Hoogschool voor de Kunst Utrecht & University of Portsmouth.

In 1983 he co-founded Time Based Arts, which went on to become Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst one of the premier venues for international media arts in the Netherlands. From this basis he went on to develop a series of high profile international media arts events the most significant being The Next 5 Minutes (1994-2003), a series of international conferences and exhibitions on electronic communications and political culture.

Since 2006 as part of the Digital Cultures he initiated (Un)common Ground, a research program consisting of structured expert meetings and publications, investigating the new role of art and design as a catalyst for collaboration across sectors and disciplines. In 2007 he edited and contributed to the Book (Un)common Ground, Creative Encounters Across Sectors and Disciplines, which was launched in Spring 2007 at the Enter Festival, Cambridge. In 2009 co-founded and launched the Tactical Media Files, an on-line archive and resource exploring the connections between art and network technology to the rise of new social movements.

In 2008 Garcia became Dean of Chelsea College of Art and Design, part of the three College alliance (with Wimbledon and Camberwell) within the University of the Arts London. During this period he has published and lectured widely at major institutions from Tate Britain to the Arts Council England on the ‘appropriate methodologies for research in art and design’.
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